Daniel Fridman is an experienced trial lawyer who represents companies and individuals in criminal investigations and prosecutions and in complex business disputes. Daniel is fluent in Spanish; he focuses his practice on advising multinational companies doing business in Latin America and has completed several large-scale internal investigations in South America. He recently was recognized by the Latin Business Chronicle as one of the top 25 Legal Rising Stars in Latin America.
He has represented clients in criminal and civil enforcement cases involving financial fraud, accounting fraud, tax fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, commercial bribery, anti-money-laundering compliance, the False Claims Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). His work covers almost every business sector, with particular emphasis in the areas of health care, insurance, and banking. He has also represented individuals, including public officials and other prominent public figures, involved in criminal investigations.
Daniel has significant experience serving clients in the health care industry, and has built a white collar and litigation practice that services doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
US Department of Justice Experience
Daniel served as senior counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States and as Special Counsel for Health Care Fraud at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC. As Special Counsel for Health Care Fraud, Daniel advised the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General on national health care fraud enforcement policy, and testified before Congressional committees on US law enforcement issues.
Daniel also served as an Assistant US Attorney in Miami, where he prosecuted health care fraud, financial crimes, official corruption, aviation offenses, narcotics offenses, firearms offenses, and violent crimes.
After graduating from law school, Daniel served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Alan S. Gold, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Daniel was appointed by the Governor of Florida to serve on the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, which interviews and recommends candidates to the Governor for appointment as circuit and county court judges. He is the Vice Chairman of the Commission.
He is also on the Board of Directors of the University of Florida Alumni Association
- US District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- US District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit